Ten de­sign trends to trans­form your home in­te­rior

Pilbara News - - Property - Hermione Stott

To keep you on the straight and nar­row here are Eskay De­sign in­te­rior de­signer Sarah Knox’s quick top 10 trend tips mak­ing a se­ri­ous come­back.

1. Vel­vet

It started as a small trickle with a few cush­ions here and there but now it is cov­er­ing ma­jor fur­ni­ture pieces such as so­fas and beds. This trend is a lux­u­ri­ous fab­ric and it looks amaz­ing in all the new fash­ion­able colours such as bur­gundy, ter­ra­cotta and green.

2. Wall­pa­per

Wall­pa­per has been on trend for a while but now it is about go­ing bolder and braver. Wall­pa­pered ceil­ings are a new trend, as are beau­ti­ful bright mu­rals.

3. Nat­u­ral stone

Stone is al­ways on trend but the new di­rec­tion in colour is mov­ing to raw earthy tones such as jade greens and gravel reds. This will be vis­i­ble in cof­fee ta­bles, til­ing and even cup­board han­dles.

4. Kitchens

This is about keep­ing things min­i­mal, us­ing skin­nier bench­tops and stream­lined ap­pli­ances. The state­ment comes in the use of “colour”. Adding colour in the cab­i­netry makes a kitchen stand out.

5. Green­ery

Fake or real green­ery is a trend that will be around for­ever in some shape or form. It brings life to the barest min­i­mal in­te­ri­ors and in­jects a fresh feel.

6. Hand­made prod­ucts

Lo­cal ar­ti­san pieces have made a re­vival. Lo­cal artists such as Tah­nee Mae cre­ate beau­ti­ful orig­i­nal or­ganic-feel­ing pieces that could suit al­most any home.

7. Win­dow treat­ments

Gone are the days of min­i­mal roller blinds and ba­sic win­dow treat­ments, it is now all about lay­er­ing and adding texture and colour. There are amaz­ing fab­rics avail­able now that can be made into beau­ti­ful in­spir­ing cur­tains and sheers. A cur­tain can add a whole new el­e­ment to a space, it fin­ishes off any room and is a great way to add char­ac­ter.

8. 3-D fin­ishes and ef­fects

There is still a great trend to­wards us­ing tex­tured 3-D fin­ishes in the home. This could range from a 3-D bath­room tile to a flocked wall­pa­per.

9. Tech­no­log­i­cal drop zones

This is an emerg­ing trend in most homes. These are of­ten just a small space in a lit­tle nook that you can add your own shelf or drawer to, at a min­i­mal cost.

10. State­ment pieces

Be it fur­ni­ture, a rug or a beau­ti­ful piece of art, it is about keep­ing the base pal­ette neu­tral and then adding stand-out pieces to the space and giv­ing it your own per­son­al­ity.

Pic­ture: Globe West

Vel­vet and nat­u­ral texture in pil­lows — Piper pil­lows from Roxby Lane, Su­bi­aco.

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